The oldest city in France, founded 2,600 years ago.
2nd most populated French city : 860,363 inhabitants (according to INSEE 2007 figures)
The leading French urban community, Marseille Provence Métropole is a community of 18 cities with 1,200,000 inhabitants.
Surface area : 240 km2 including 100 km2 of natural areas.
Sea front: 57 kilometres including 20 km of Calanques.
Climate : 300 days of sunshine per year.
Average temperatures: Spring 19°C / Summer 25°C / Fall 14°C / Winter 12°C.
Twinned with 13 cities around the world :www.marseille.fr
Transport: 2 subway lines, 2 tramway lines, 1000 bicycles in 130 stations, 85 bus lines, nearly 10,000 parking spaces in 15 parking lots.
France's leading cruise port (705 000 passengers) and freight port (2010 statistics)
World Water Capital since 1996 – Seat of the world water forum
1st European semi-urban park - Calanques National Park
2013 Marseille Provence European Capital of Culture